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Stephen Johnson joins Donald Macleod to explore the landscapes of Herefordshire and Worcestershire that inspired much of the music of Edward Elgar.

They visit the rivers Severn, Lugg and Wye, upon whose banks the composer dreamt up the music for his First Symphony and Nursery Suite.

Pomp and Circumstance March No 5
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Alexander Gibson (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 241-4, CD1 Tr 20

Symphony No 1 (2nd and 3rd mvts)
London Symphony Orchestra
Colin Davis (conductor)
LSO Live LSO0017, Trs 2-3

Nursery Suite
Ulster Orchestra
Bryden Thomson (conductor)
Chandos CHAN 8318, Trs 14-20.

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Fri 24 Apr 2009 22:00

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